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Ben Clanton

NARWHAL AND JELLY BOARD BOOK SERIES

BLANKIE

February 2021, Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada, 22 pp

Dive into a brand new Narwhal and Jelly story for the youngest readers! A big, yellow blankie is one of Narwhal's favorite things; not only because it keeps Narwhal warm and cozy, but also because it'...

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Madeline McGrane

THE ACCURSED VAMPIRE

Summer 2021, HarperCollins, TBD pp

A spooky and funny graphic novel debut that’s perfect for fans of Molly Knox Ostertag’s THE WITCH BOY and Kristen Gudsnuk’s MAKING FRIENDS. Dragoslava is a vampire kid. And that’s not even the worst ...

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Sarah Dvojack

ROSIE THE RIVETER

Fall 2021, Imprint/Macmillan, TBD pp

A picture book illustrating how the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter has evolved and inspired generations of women to make history....

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Wendy Xu

TIDESONG

Fall 2021, HarperCollins, TBD pp

An ambitious 12-year-old moves to a seaside town for an apprenticeship in magic with her aunts and realizes that it may be more than she bargained for....

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C.G. Esperanza

BOOGIE BOOGIE Y'ALL

Summer 2021, Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins, TBD pp

A rhythmic picture book celebrating the Bronx and street art culture....

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Kelly Quindlen

SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY

Spring 2021, Roaring Brook/Macmillan, 304 pp

From author Kelly Quindlen comes a new laugh-out-loud romp through the ups and downs of teen romance. After losing spectacularly to her ex-girlfriend in their first basketball game since their break ...

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Suzanne Weyn

THIEF EYES

Spring 2010, Random House, 272 pp

After her mother mysteriously disappears, sixteen-year-old Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland, where her mother was last seen. There, amidst the ancient fissures and crevices of that vo...

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Suzanne Weyn

EMPTY

Fall 2010, Scholastic, 192 pp

A dystopic look at what happens to one American town when all the fossil fuels run out... It's the future - the very near future - and the fossil fuels are running out. No gas. No oil. Which means no...

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Suzanne Weyn

FACES OF THE DEAD

Summer 2014, Scholastic, 213 pp

When Marie-Therese, daughter of Marie Antoinette, slips into the streets of Paris at the height of the French Revolution, she finds a world much darker than what she's ever known. When Marie-Thérèse ...

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Rick Riordan

THE GRAPHIC NOVELS

SERPENT'S SHADOW

October 2017, Hyperion, 160 pp

Based on the best-selling novels by Rick Riordan....

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Rick Riordan

THE GRAPHIC NOVELS

THE LAST OLYMPIAN

August 2019, Hyperion, TBD pp

Based on the best-selling novels by Rick Riordan....

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Rick Riordan

THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

October 2018, Hyperion, 128 pp

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Rick Riordan

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

October 2010, Hyperion, 128 pp

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Rick Riordan

THE SEA OF MONSTERS: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

July 2013, Hyperion, 128 pp

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Rick Riordan

THE TITAN'S CURSE: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

October 2013, Hyperion, 128 pp

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Rick Riordan

THE LOST HERO: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

October 2014, Hyperion, 192 pp

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Rick Riordan

PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

January 2010, Hyperion, TBD pp

It’s the handbook no half-blood should be without: a fully illustrated, in-depth guide to gods, monsters, and all things Percy. This novelty companion to the best-selling series comes complete with tr...

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Rick Riordan

THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS: THE DEMIGOD DIARIES

August 2012, Hyperion, 224 pp

What dangers do runaway demigods Luke and Thalia face on their way to Camp Half-Blood? Are Percy and Annabeth up to the task of rescuing stolen goods from a fire-breathing giant who doesn't take kindl...

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Rick Riordan

PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE DEMIGOD FILES

February 2009, Hyperion, 160 pp

How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate? What's the best way to take down a minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to the P...

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Rick Riordan

PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF ILLUSTRATED EDITION

August 2018, Hyperion, 240 pp

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight ou...

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Rick Riordan

THE LAST OLYMPIAN

May 2009, Hyperion, 400 pp

The series that started it all. Join the adventures of Percy Jackson and his demigod friends as they fight mythological monsters and the forces of the titan lord Kronos....

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Rick Riordan

THE GRAPHIC NOVELS

THE SON OF NEPTUNE

February 2017, Hyperion, 192 pp

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Rick Riordan

CAMP HALF-BLOOD CONFIDENTIAL

May 2017, Hyperion, 192 pp

A Heroes of Olympus Companion Guide – An inside look at a demigod’s home-away-from-home....

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Rick Riordan

BLOOD OF OLYMPUS

October 2014, Hyperion, 608 pp

A new Great Prophecy, a new generation of demigods – the adventures have just begun! Expect to see old friends from the Percy Jackson books along with a great new cast of main characters, as the heroe...

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Rick Riordan

THE KANE CHRONICLES SURVIVAL GUIDE

March 2012, Hyperion, 144 pp

A gorgeous primer on the people, places, gods and creatures found in The Kane Chronicles series, featuring enough information and extras to satisfy avid followers and budding Egyptologists alike....

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Rick Riordan

BROOKLYN HOUSE MAGICIAN’S MANUAL

May 2018, Hyperion, 192 pp

Packed with quizzes, stories, and insights about Ancient Egyptian deities, creatures (the friendly and the deadly), the mysterious Duat, and more, this primer will prepare those with the blood of the ...

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Rick Riordan

THE SERPENT’S SHADOW

May 2012, Hyperion, 416 pp

When a magical accident unleashes the Egyptian gods into the modern world, Carter and Sadie Kane discover that they are descended from the most powerful Egyptian magicians, and only they have the powe...

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Rick Riordan

CROWN OF PTOLEMY

April 2015, Hyperion, 40 pp

Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, Sadie Kane and Carter Kane, together at last!...

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Rick Riordan

STAFF OF SERAPIS

April 2014, Hyperion, 40 pp

Sadie Kane meets Annabeth Chase...

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Rick Riordan

SON OF SOBEK

May 2013, Hyperion, 40 pp

Carter Kane meets Percy Jackson...

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Rick Riordan

DEMIGODS AND MAGICIANS

April 2015, Hyperion, 224 pp

Bind-up of three crossover short stories...

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Rick Riordan

PERCY JACKSON'S GREEK GODS

August 2014, Hyperion, 318 pp

Who could tell the origin stories of the gods of Olympus better than a modern-day demigod? Percy Jackson provides an insider’s view and Riordan delivers it in the same voice we have all grown to know ...

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Rick Riordan

PERCY JACKSON’S GREEK HEROES

August 2015, Hyperion, 416 pp

Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect fro...

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Rick Riordan

THE HOTEL VALHALLA GUIDE TO THE NORSE WORLDS

August 2016, Hyperion, 160 pp

A Magnus Chase Companion Guide – An introduction to deities, mythical beings and fantastic creatures....

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Rick Riordan

9 FROM THE NINE WORLDS

October 2018, Hyperion, 176 pp

The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy may have concluded, but we haven’t heard the last of our favorite einherji and his friends. The nine Norse worlds are rich with lore, as this collection...

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Rick Riordan

MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD

THE SHIP OF THE DEAD

October 2017, Hyperion, 432 pp

Loki is free from his chains. He’s readying Naglfar, the Ship of the Dead, complete with a host of giants and zombies, to sail against the Asgardian gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok. It’s u...

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Rick Riordan

CAMP JUPITER CLASSIFIED

May 2020, Hyperion, 192 pp

A Trials of Apollo Companion Guide – Mysterious incidents are wreaking havoc throughout Camp Jupiter. If the Romans don’t figure out who--or what--is behind the episodes soon, the Twelfth Legion could...

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Rick Riordan

THE TRIALS OF APOLLO

THE TOWER OF NERO

September 2020, Hyperion, 448 pp

At last, the breathtaking, action-packed finale of the #1 bestselling Trials of Apollo series is here! Lester and his demigod master Meg must follow a prophecy uncovered by Ella the harpy. Lester’s fi...

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Ben Clanton

IT CAME IN THE MAIL

June 2016, Simon & Schuster, 40 pp

Liam really wants some mail, so he writes a letter to his mailbox asking for something in return. His mailbox delivers, sending Liam more than he could have hoped for…and how! But as the mail starts t...

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Ben Clanton

SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY

October 2014, Simon & Schuster, 32 pp

An autobiographical picture book which explores the world, wishes and ingenuity of a very imaginative boy....

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Ben Clanton

ROT: THE CUTEST IN THE WORLD

Spring 2018, Simon & Schuster, 32 pp

A fun and silly picture book about a mutant potato named Rot who enters a beauty pageant and must overcome the doubts of the other contestants (a baby bunny, cuddly kitten, and jolly jellyfish) as wel...

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Ben Clanton

ROT: THE BRAVEST IN THE WORLD

June 2020, Simon & Schuster, 32 pp

In this second Rot book, we meet Rot’s big brother Snot, who is a bit of snot to poor Rot. He’s made up a creature called the Squirm that has Rot feeling super scared. But with the help of a cape, bro...

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Ben Clanton

NARWHAL AND JELLY SERIES

HAPPY NARWHALIDAYS

September 2020, Tundra/Penguin Random House Canada, 72 pp

Wintery waters have Jelly feeling like a bit of a bah humbug. But it is hard to hate the holidays when a festive Narwhal is sharing warm waffle pudding, songs, and a tale about something called the Me...

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Betty G. Birney

OG THE FROG SERIES

WILDLIFE ACCORDING TO OG THE FROG

Book 3 – May 2020, Putnam/Penguin, 144 pp

In the third book in the spinoff of the Humphrey series, Og and Humphrey head to summer camp to see what’s hopping in the wilderness! Og didn’t know where he would end up when school was over, but it...

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Betty G. Birney

HUMPHREY SERIES

SPRING ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY

Book 12 – January 2016, Putnam/Penguin, 160 pp

Join Humphrey, the classroom hamster, as he navigates the wilds of school with the students of Room 26. Each book is a funny and unique look at life from the perspective of an adorable and caring cla...

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Suzanne Weyn

INVISIBLE WORLD

August 2012, Scholastic, 240 pp

For 15-year-old Sarah Owen, having a scientist father is a blessing and a curse. He doesn’t bat an eye at her psychic abilities, since he researches them; and she knows more about the invisible worlds...

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Suzanne Weyn

THE BAR CODE PROPHECY

October 2013, Scholastic, 208 pp

The third book in the Bar Code series, in which one girl struggles to escape the conformity of a dystopian world. Grace lives a normal life. She goes to school during the day and works part-time at th...

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Suzanne Weyn

DR. FRANKENSTEIN’S DAUGHTERS

January 2013, Scholastic, 250 pp

Giselle and Ingrid are the twin daughters of Doctor Victor Frankenstein, but they are very different people, and when they inherit his castle in the Orkney Islands, Giselle dreams of holding parties a...

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Hilary Wagner

NIGHTSHADE CHRONICLES

LORDS OF TRILLIUM

Book 3 – March 2014, Holiday House, 250 pp

Deep beneath a modern metropolis lies the Catacombs, a kingdom of remarkable rats of superior intellect. Following the Bloody Coup, the once peaceful democracy has become a dictatorship, ruled by deca...

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Ellen Oh

THE DRAGON KING CHRONICLES

KING

Book 3 – December 2014, HarperCollins/HarperTeen, 288 pp

This thrilling and romantic conclusion to the Prophecy series brings Kira her final quest. Kira, once an outcast in her home village of Hansong, is now the only one with the power to save her kingdom....

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Ellen Oh

SPIRIT HUNTERS

July 2017, HarperCollins, 288 pp

A high-stakes middle grade mystery series about Harper Raine, the new seventh grader in town who must face down the dangerous ghosts haunting her younger brother. A riveting ghost story and captivati...

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Ellen Oh

SPIRIT HUNTERS: THE ISLAND OF MONSTERS

July 2018, HarperCollins, 256 pp

We Need Diverse Books founder Ellen Oh delivers the next haunting tale in her acclaimed middle grade series Spirit Hunters, a mix of captivating mystery and chilling ghost story. Harper Raine faces n...

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Ellen Oh

THE DRAGON EGG PRINCESS

March 2020, HarperCollins, 256 pp

A must-have middle grade novel perfect for fans of the Wing & Claw series by Linda Sue Park. In a kingdom filled with magic, Jiho Park and his family are an anomaly—magic doesn’t affect them. Jiho co...

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Janni Lee Simner

BONES OF FAERIE SERIES

FAERIE AFTER

Book 3 – May 2013, Random House, 272 pp

Janni Lee Simner’s young adult novels are a dark fairy-tale twist on apocalyptic fiction, as familiar as a nightmare, yet altogether unique. The three books in the Bones of Faerie series take readers...

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Jennifer Black Reinhardt

YAKS YAK

March 2016, Clarion/HMH, 40 pp

At once funny and informative, Yaks Yak presents animals acting out the verbs made from their names. Illustrations rich in comic details show hogs hogging, slugs slugging, and other spirited creatures...

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Jennifer Black Reinhardt

ALWAYS BY MY SIDE

March 2021, Random House, 32 pp

A sweet story about a boy and his stuffed animal (standing in for a guardian) that has seen him through his ups and downs, and will always be there for him as he grows up....

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Yamile Saied Méndez

ON THESE MAGIC SHORES

April 2020, Tu Books/Lee & Low, 288 pp

Twelve-year-old Minerva Soledad Madrid does not believe in fairies (or peques, as mamá calls them), despite the fact that her family insists peques followed them from Argentina to the US watch over th...

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Yamile Saied Méndez

FURIA

September 2020, Algonquin/Workman Publishing, 368 pp

Camila “Furia” Hassan has a dream—to play professional fútbol. She lives in the cradle of fútbol legends, Rosario, Argentina, but Rosario only exports fútbol players of the male kind. No one believes ...

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Dana Alison Levy

THE MISADVENTURES OF THE FAMILY FLETCHER

July 2014, Delacorte/Penguin Random House, 260 pp

Modern Family meets modern classics like Beverly Cleary’s Quimbys and Judy Blume’s Hatchers in this heartwarming and hilarious middle grade novel. Four adopted brothers, two dads, and an ever-changing...

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Dana Alison Levy

THE FAMILY FLETCHER TAKES ROCK ISLAND

May 2016, Delacorte/Penguin Random House, 272 pp

Fans of The Penderwicks and other summer tales will enjoy this stand-alone companion novel to the acclaimed Misadventures of the Family Fletcher. Set on a fictional New England island, the boys, ages ...

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Dana Alison Levy

THIS WOULD MAKE A GOOD STORY SOMEDAY

Spring 2017, Penguin Random House, 260 pp

Fans of Dan Santat’s Are We There Yet and Geoff Rodkey’s The Tapper Twins will enjoy this cross-country train trip of a middle grade novel. Twelve-year-old Sara loves her family, but she’s less than t...

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Dana Alison Levy

IT WASN’T ME

November 2018, Delacorte/Penguin Random House, 336 pp

The Breakfast Club meets middle school in this story of six 12-year-old students — five potential perpetrators and Theo, one seriously annoyed victim — forced to spend vacation week together in school...

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Dana Alison Levy

ABOVE ALL ELSE

April 2020, Charlesbridge, TBD pp

Into Thin Air meets The Sun is Also a Star in this tale of two teens who trained their whole lives to summit Mount Everest. High school seniors and best friends Rose and Tate have always climbed toget...

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Aida Salazar

THE MOON WITHIN

Spring 2019, Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 250 pp

This free verse middle grade novel tells the story of 11-year-old Cely, whose life swirls with questions about her changing body, her first attraction to a boy, her best friend’s exploration of what i...

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Aida Salazar

LAND OF THE CRANES

September 2020, Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 256 pp

This free verse middle grade novel, inspired in part by the author’s own childhood as an undocumented immigrant, tells the story of 9-year-old Betita, who believes that she and other migrants follow a...

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Randi Pink

INTO WHITE

September 2016, Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, 288 pp

Sixteen-year-old Latoya Williams, who is black, attends a mostly white high school in the Alabama. In a moment of desperation, she prays for the power to change her race and wakes up white. Randi Pink...

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Randi Pink

GIRLS LIKE US

October 2019, Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, 320 pp

This historical fiction novel set in the summer of 1972, months before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade, is an introspective look into abortion rights. The novel weaves togethe...

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Randi Pink

ANGEL OF GREENWOOD

January 2021, Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, TBD pp

ANGEL OF GREENWOOD is a historical fiction novel set in the Tulsa, Oklahoma neighborhood of Greenwood, affectionately known as Black Wall Street, in which sixteen-year-old Angel and seventeen-year-old...

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Kate Samworth

AVIARY WONDERS

March 2014, Clarion/HMH, 32 pp

Since 2031, Aviary Wonders Inc. has offered bird lovers a unique opportunity: Assemble your own bird from stunningly beautiful and carefully hand-crafted parts. The birds can even be taught to fly and...

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Kelly Quindlen

LATE TO THE PARTY

April 2020, Roaring Brook/Macmillan, 304 pp

A story of friendship and first love, featuring a diverse cast of LGBTQ+ characters. Codi wants to score her first kiss—with a girl—but she may have to expand her social world first. Can she fall in ...

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Jim Murphy

BREAKTHROUGH: HOW THREE PEOPLE SAVED “BLUE BABIES” AND CHANGED MEDICINE FOREVER

December 2016, Clarion/HMH, 144 pp

In 1944 a groundbreaking operation repaired the congenital heart defect known as blue baby syndrome. The operation’s success brought the surgeon Alfred Blalock international fame and paved the way for...

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Laura Williams McCaffrey

MARKED

February 2016, Clarion/HMH, 368 pp

Sixteen-year-old Lyla lives in a bleak, controlling society where only the brightest and most favored students succeed. When she is caught buying cheats in an underground shadow market, she is tattooe...

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Josanne La Valley

THE VINE BASKET

April 2013, Clarion/HMH, 256 pp

Things aren’t looking good for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul. She yearns to be in school, but she’s needed on the family farm. The longer she’s out of school, the more likely it is that she’ll be sent of...

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Josanne La Valley

FACTORY GIRL

January 2017, Clarion/HMH, 256 pp

In order to save her family’s farm, Roshen, sixteen, must leave her rural home to work in a factory in the south of China. There she finds arduous and degrading conditions and contempt for her minorit...

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Kristin Kladstrup

THE BOOK OF STORY BEGINNINGS

March 2006, Candlewick, 368 pp

This wonderfully transporting fantasy - featuring a ship full of orphaned pirate children, a pair of warring royals, and plenty of magic potions - is sure to thrill all those who dare turn its pages....

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Kristin Kladstrup

GARDEN PRINCESS

March 2013, Candlewick, 272 pp

Dig in to this middle-grade fantasy featuring a horticulturally-minded princess, a beautiful but evil witch, and a magpie with a shameful secret....

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Kristin Kladstrup

NUTCRACKER MICE

October 2017, Candlewick, 336 pp

Hidden in Saint Petersburg’s famed Mariinsky Theater are the world’s tiniest ballet fans: the Mariinsky mice, including Esmeralda, a rising dancer in the Russian Mouse Ballet Company. Despite being un...

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Carolyn Hennesy

MYTHIC MISADVENTURES SERIES

PANDORA GETS FRIGHTENED

Book 7 – July 2013, July 2013, Bloomsburg, 288 pp

Mythic Misadventures series in which Pandora tries to recapture all the great evils of the world and return them to the infamous box....

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Stephanie Greene

PRINCESS POSEY SERIES

PRINCESS POSEY

Multiple Dates, Putnam/Penguin, Each 96 pp

In her 12th chapter book, everyone’s favorite first grade friend, Princess Posey, learns that sometimes exciting news comes with big changes. When Posey’s grandpa announces that he’s marrying her nei...

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Stephanie Greene

SOPHIE HARTLEY SERIES

SOPHIE HARTLEY AND THE FACTS OF LIFE

Book 4 – November 2013, Clarion/HMH, 144 pp

The indomitable, quirky, passionate Sophie faces challenges and challengers with determination and resourcefulness. She does so with down-to-earth, realistic, humorous take on friendships and family r...

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Daria Peoples-Riley

THIS IS IT

February 2018, Greenwillow/Harper, 40 pp

A young ballerina, uncertain of her talent, follows the poetically compelling voice of her shadow to discover the courage she needs to audition....

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Daria Peoples-Riley

I GOT NEXT

July 2019, Greenwillow/Harper, 40 pp

A perfect read-aloud for all young athletes on game day, featuring text that mimics spoken-word poetry. When a young basketball player wants to play in the next game at the local playground, his shad...

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Mary E. Lambert

DISTRESS SIGNAL

October 2020, Scholastic, 272 pp

In this edge-of-your-seat survival story, four classmates are stranded in a desert wilderness after a flash flood separates them from the rest of their grade. Can they make it to safety? Lavender’s c...

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David Kreizman

THE YEAR THEY FELL

September 2019, Imprint/Macmillan, 384 pp

In the wake of their parents’ tragic plane crash, five very different teenagers must find a way to navigate their senior year of high school and forge a new family. Josie, Jack, Archie, Harrison, and...

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Jessie Haas

RESCUE

April 2018, Boyds Mills, 200 pp

In this coming-of-age story perfect for horse fans, twelve-year-old animal lover Joni clashes with her new neighbor and animal rights activist Chess. Their bumpy friendship reaches a crisis when Chess...

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Jessie Haas

THE HUNGRY PLACE

October 2020, Boyds Mills, TBD pp

A middle-grade novel told in 2 points of view. Rae grows up longing for, and working to afford, a pony, until at age twelve she crosses paths with Princess, a show-ring champion left to starve by an u...

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Kat Fajardo

MISS QUINCES

Spring 2022, Graphix/Scholastic, 180 pp

A coming-of-age middle grade graphic novel about a girl forced to celebrate her quinceañera despite hating all things pretty and pink. Suyapa “Sue” Gutierrez was planning a fun summer at camp with he...

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Mike Dutton

FOOD TRUCK FEST!

March 2018, Macmillan/FSG, 40 pp

The rhyming story follows a fleet of food trucks as they get ready for the biggest and best day of the year – the food truck fest....

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Paige Britt

THE LOST TRACK OF TIME

March 2015, Scholastic, 320 pp

Penelope longs to be a writer, but her mother won’t allow it—scribbling in your notebook all day is a complete waste of time! One morning, a strange hole opens up in her otherwise busy schedule, and s...

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Tameka Fryer Brown

BROWN BABY LULLABY

Winter 2020, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux/Macmillan, TBD pp

A beautifully illustrated portrayal of parental love in a family of color. When the sun sets, it’s time for Momma, Papi, and their tired toddler to begin the evening’s routine, which includes clangin...

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Nina Crews

SEEING INTO TOMORROW: HAIKU BY RICHARD WRIGHT

February 2018, Millbrook/Lerner, 32 pp

Richard Wright’s haiku put everyday moments – walking a dog, watching a sunset, finding a beetle – into focus. Now, more than fifty years after they were written, these poems continue to reflect kids’...

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Arthur Salm

ANYWAY*

May 2012, Simon & Schuster, TBD pp

Max is a good kid floating in the netherworld of being not quite a teenager. A summertime interlude at a family camp allows him to re-invent himself for a week as Mad Max, a much wilder kid; he’s expe...

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Isaiah Campbell

THE STRUGGLES OF JOHNNY CANNON

October 2015, Simon & Schuster, 336 pp

The sequel to TROUBLES finds Johnny embroiled in a Mafia blood feud as he searches for his happy ending....

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Isaiah Campbell

THE TROUBLES OF JOHNNY CANNON

October 2014, Simon & Schuster, 296 pp

In 1961 Alabama, a Superman obsessed 12-year-old, Johnny Cannon, has to dodge the CIA, outwit the Klan, and escape from Cuba to prove his Pa didn’t sabotage the Bay of Pigs invasion. THE TROUBLES OF J...

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Pat Cummings

TRACE

December 2018, HarperCollins, 320 pp

Coretta Scott King Award winner Pat Cummings’s debut TRACE, about a boy who stumbles into a ghost story born in the turmoil of New York City’s 1863 Draft Riots. Weighed down by guilt for an accident ...

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Victoria J. Coe

FENWAY AND HATTIE SERIES

FENWAY AND HATTIE IN THE WILD

Book 4 – May 2019, Putnam/Penguin Random House, 176 pp

In the fourth book in this adorable middle-grade series, all told from the dog’s point of view, Fenway gets a taste of the wild when he goes on a back-to-school camping trip with his human, Hattie. Th...

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Alina Chau

MARSHMALLOW AND JORDAN

Summer 2021, First Second/Macmillan, TBD pp

Beautiful watercolor illustrations bring to life this middle grade graphic novel about former youth basketball star Jordan, who was paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She misses playing her...

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Kacen Callender

HURRICANE CHILD

March 2018, Scholastic, 224 pp

A lyrical, debut middle grade novel with a touch of magical realism and LGBTQ+ themes, about first friendship, first love, and finding self-acceptance. 12-year-old Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Chil...

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Kacen Callender

THIS IS KIND OF AN EPIC LOVE STORY

October 2018, Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 304 pp

A fluffy romantic comedy that plays with the friends-to-lovers and second-chance tropes featuring diverse LBGTQ+ teens. Nathan Bird is a film buff, but he’s a firm disbeliever in real-life happy endi...

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Kacen Callender

KING AND THE DRAGONFLIES

February 2020, Scholastic, 272 pp

From the Stonewall and Lambda Book Award-winning author of Hurricane Child comes a novel about loss, grief, and finding the courage to discover one’s identity. Twelve-year-old Kingston James is sure ...

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Kacen Callender

FELIX EVER AFTER

May 2020, Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 368 pp

From Stonewall and Lambda Literary Award-winning author Kacen Callender comes a poignant story of identity and self-discovery, layered with romance. Felix Love has never been in love, and he’s painfu...

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Shakirah Bourne

JOSEPHINE AGAINST THE SEA

Spring 2021, Scholastic, TBD pp

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste meets R.L.Stine’s The Girl Who Cried Monster. 11 year-old Jo discovers that her Dad’s new girlfriend is a powerful sea creature and has to convince everyone of the woma...

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Mary Amato

OUR TEACHER IS A VAMPIRE

March 2016, Holiday House, 256 pp

It all begins when Alexander H. Gory Jr. passes around a notebook in which he reveals a tantalizing secret: he has proof that their teacher, Mrs. Penrose, is a vampire. Soon the entire class is specul...